GRAND PRAIRIE (CBSDFW.COM) – A man tried to abduct a child in the Kroger parking lot in the 300 block of E. Pioneer Pkwy on Wednesday, July 19, according to the Grand Prairie Police Department.
Around 6:00 p.m., a mother, Victoria Edwards, was in the Kroger parking lot when a man approached her shopping cart and attempted to take the cart with her infant child seated inside.
Edwards was several feet from her baby when her son sounded the alarm.
“Marcus yells, ‘Mom, this guy’s trying to take Maddie’.”
Edwards turned and saw a 50 to 60-year-old Hispanic man with a salt and pepper mustache and mole under his left eye.
“I grab the end basket We’re literally playing tug of war with her and she’s screaming at the top of her lungs, he’s screaming, and I’m just yelling, Let her go! Give me back my baby. Give me back the basket. Get out of here. Let her go.,” Edwards told CBS11.
The commotion drew so much attention from other shoppers, Edwards said the man eventually gave up.
Police said the man got in the passenger side of an older black Dodge Ram 4-door truck with tinted windows, a chrome grille, and an unreadable paper license plate which left the area.
“You don’t think it’s going to happen to you. And it happens. It’s the scariest thing,” she said.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect.
The phone number to the Crime Stoppers tip line is 972-988-8477.